The Smarter Supply Chain of the Future

Insights from the Global Chief Supply Chain Officer Study

Volatile times demand pervasive visibility & flexibility.

Cost and currency fluctuations, supply disruptions, transportation capacity constraints and production recalls. As a Supply Chain Executive, you must handle all of this volatility, and more, in a transparent manner. If you don't – if there is even one misstep – your whole Supply Chain and its extended network can be brought to an abrupt halt.

So how can you drive integration and visibility? Work smarter.

The Supply Chain of the Future has the instrumentation, interconnectedness and intelligence to predict, if not prevent, disruptions before they occur. It relies on new approaches that employ sensor technologies, new analytic capabilities and simulation techniques to not just sense and respond, but anticipate and act.

What are some major insights and issues that top supply chain executives are dealing with? The IBM Supply Chain Study reflects thoughts from 400 supply chain professionals worldwide. Some of the answers might surprise you.


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